The Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Superblack fountain pen collection features a new technology creating the darkest super black coating on the pen's opaque body. The end result is a dramatic example of historic beauty and innovation only on Conklin Pens.
The Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Superblack fountain pens are made of solid brass with the surface undergoing a new technique to create the "superblack" coating and achieve an almost 100% matte black appearance. The unique and stunning superblack finish absorbs over 99% of visible light at normal incidence which is what makes it darker than any other known substance.
Each Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Superblack fountain pen is fitted with a premium stainless steel JoWo nib in varying nib sizes.
When Conklin's founder, Roy Conklin, patented the design for the first self-filling fountain pen in 1901, the company introduced the Crescent Filler™. This filling method utilizes a crescent moon-shaped metal piece extending from the side of the pen. Writing enthusiasts can easily (using only one hand if preferred) self-fill the fountain pen with bottled fountain pen ink.
To fill, simply depress the crescent piece to engage the internal pressure bar and collapse the built-in rubber sac. When the crescent is released, the sac is filled with ink. In 1902, legendary American author Mark Twain expressed the virtues of this particular self-filling fountain pen resulting in the pen collection's name.
The Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Superblack Limited Edition fountain pen is limited to 1898* pieces and comes packaged in a blue Conklin gift box with a custom graphic sleeve.
*The Superblack with Chrome trim is limited to 898 pieces.
Capped Length: 5.69 in.(144.5mm)
Posted Length: 6.87 in.(174.5mm)
Length of Body: 5.16 in.(131.1mm)
Length of Cap: 2.57 in.(65.3mm)
Diameter of Body: 0.49 in.(12.4mm)
Diameter of Cap: 0.56 in.(14.2mm)
Diameter of Grip: 0.43 in.(10.9mm)
Weight: 2.79 oz.(79.1g)
Body Material: Metal
Section Material: Metal
Nib Material: Stainless Steel
Nib Size: #6
Fill Mechanism: Bladder/Vacuum Sac
Cartridge Type: Bottled Ink
Cap Rotations: 1
Cap Type: Threaded
Clip Style: Spring Lever